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Babel concerned over missing out on Holland's World Cup squad

Liverpool forward Ryan Babel is concerned he won't make Holland's final cut for the World Cup finals this summer. The 23-year-old has struggled to impose himself at Liverpool in recent times Babel is not counting on playing at the tournament again this time around.

"I am still not sure if I'm going to be in the squad but that is the aim for me to play in the World Cup finals for Holland," Babel told

"The World Cup is something special for every footballer. I was 18 when I was in the squad in 2006 and it was a great experience."

Babel was named in boss Bert van Marwijk's provisional squad last week, but the Dutch boast a number of top-class attacking options that could see him left out.

Babel is in competition with his Reds team-mate Dirk Kuyt, the fit-again Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

"I think we have a good squad," he added.

"If everyone is fit then we have a great team that can give anyone a game."

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